The race for the Ballon d’Or ends and after the World Cup in Qatar 2022, it seems that there are two great candidates to win the award. The Argentine star Lionel Messi, who was finally able to win the World Cup, and the top scorer for France and the same tournament, kylian mbappe.
Curiously, both players are members of PSG, and they come from an incredible year. That is why we review the goals that each one scored in 2022, without taking into account that both players still have a game to go this year. On Wednesday the 28th they play against Racing Strasbourg in Ligue 1.
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Kylian Mbappé’s numbers
Mbappé had a dream season, since in 55 games he played, he scored the same number of goals, in addition to collaborating with 18 assists, this with the Parisian team and the French team. The young man who just two days after the World Cup turned 24 years old, is considered the successor of Messi and Cristiano.
Of the 55 goals scored by Mbappéin 20 games he managed to score a goal, in 10 he managed to score a double, and in another five duels he achieved a hat-trick.
Lionel Messi numbers
Lionel Messi played 51 games in 2022 and scored 35 goals. In 18 games he scored a goal, in 6 he scored a double and made a repóker. The star of the Argentina team, and who was decorated as the most valuable player of the tournament that was held in the Middle East, also has 30 assists.
Although in goals Mbappé’s numbers are superior, Messi has the advantage of having led Argentina to win their third World Cupso he seems to be heading to win his eighth Ballon d’Or in his career.